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UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a strategic initiative that helps companies align their business activities and strategies with ten universally recognized principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.

As a signatory to the UNGC, we are fulfilling our commitment through the publication of this report to produce a UNGC Communication on Progress—a public disclosure outlining our progress in implementing the ten principles of the UNGC.

The table below summarizes how our existing reporting aligns with these disclosures and where the information can be found on our website. In addition, this letter from our CEO serves as our statement of continued support for the initiative.


2018 Communication on progress

Index #Description Report Location/Direct Answer
Human Rights
UNGC-1Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights Human Rights
UNGC-2Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses Human Rights
Sourcing & Supplier Relations
UNGC-3Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the rights to collective bargaining Human Rights
UNGC-4Businesses should support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor Human Rights
UNGC-5Businesses should support the effective abolition of child labor Human Rights
UNGC-6Businesses should support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation Global Diversity & Inclusion
Human Rights
UNGC-7Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges Product Stewardship
UNGC-8Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility Product Stewardship
EHS Management & Compliance
Sourcing & Supplier Relations
UNGC-9Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies Product Stewardship
Green & Sustainable Science
UNGC-10Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery Code of Conduct
Sourcing & Supplier Relations